Category Archives: Do what you can with what you have

Fermentation: making sauerkraut

This one is for Richard xx My adventures in sauerkraut have not all been happy ones.  It’s fair to say that I’ve had my share of (very smelly) experimental failures.  But failure is a step on the path to success, … Continue reading

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Fermenting: making kefir

I’ve been interested for a while in all things fermented, so when oldest son and daughter-out-law offered me some milk kefir grains earlier in the summer, of course I couldn’t refuse.  I had a wee taste first, and to be … Continue reading

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100 day challenge: so what is it?

It’s actually very, very simple, and takes a commitment of just one hour of my time each day. This is what I have set myself to do: Exercise – at least 50-60 minutes of reasonably strenuous exercise every day.  A … Continue reading

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My 100 day challenge: the background

I’m a doer, not a ‘have done-er’, if that makes sense.  When confronted with a problem or a difficulty, I look for something I can do to resolve it. This 100 day challenge is my personal, individual response to the … Continue reading

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Health matters

Something I’ve been reflecting on quite a lot of late, for reasons partly related to me and partly related to others.  The latter not mine to share; the former is. A couple of years ago, while walking the London Capital … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you have: water

In this long hot dry spell, it feels like a good time to write about how we use water, and how we can use less of it.  Especially those of us who have gardens and plants in pots, and tender … Continue reading

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Food for thought, thought for food

I’ve always enjoyed learning new things.  My current special interest centres on everything to do with food. where does it come from? how was it grown / made / distributed? what cultural history does it have? working to be more … Continue reading

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